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In light of a changing climate, rapid conversion of land for human uses, and the need to produce enough food to feed the growing human population, scientists face the daunting task of balancing multiple environmental, economic, and social objectives. Scientists in the Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture are conducting research to support the development of novel strategies that improve the sustainability of natural, urban, and agricultural systems, protect and restore critical ecosystem functions, conserve and recover endangered species, promote sustainable landscape design and land use planning, integrate plant and soil health management, and maintain plant productivity in the face of global environmental change.